LA Events: March 13- March 15

From a Broadway sensation to film noir tough guys to the return of The Strokes, there’s a concert, event or conference for you in Los Angeles and the Westside this weekend – whether you’re in the mood for dark, catchy pop or a jazz phenom’s fairy tale.

FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2020

Hamilton

Hollywood Pantages Theatre, 6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway hit almost immediately entered the pop culture lexicon. If you haven’t seen it, this is your chance to find out why. With hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B and classic Broadway, Miranda tells the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.  For details, go HERE.

VERITE with Arthur Moon

The Roxy Theatre, 9009 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069 

VERITE is California native Kelsey Byrne, whose style of catchy but moody pop first turned heads in the blogosphere. In 2017, she released her first full-length album, Somewhere in Between, on her own record label. For details on the show, go HERE.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 2020

22nd Annual Los Angeles Festival of Film Noir

The Egyptian Theatre Hollywood, 6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Dedicated to hard-bitten hustlers, sleek gangsters and vexing dames, the longest-running film noir festival in Los Angeles is casting its long shadow at the Egyptian Theatre with another sensational lineup of rare films. On Saturday, March 14, the festival unspools a five-film noir marathon: Out of the Past with Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas; The Guilty with Don Castle and Wally Cassel; High Tide with Lee Tracy; The Prowler with Van Heflin and Evelyn Keyes; and Try and Get Me, with Lloyd Bridges. For details, go HERE.

The Strokes

The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Blvd, Inglewood, CA

Indie princes The Strokes return to the City of Angels ahead of their first full-length album in seven years, The New Abnormal. Most recently, the group has been stirring interest with a stream of singles including Ode to the Mets and At the Door. Performing ahead of the group is rising rocker King Princess. For ticket information, go HERE.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020

Cecile McLorin Salvant

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Jazz phenom Cecile McLorin Salvant blends bluegrass and jazz in the fairy tale Ogresse, about a human-eating monster who lives in the woods. And like all the best fairy tales, this one, told from the point of view of a young black woman, has a lot to say about the world today. For ticket information, go HERE.

Shordie Shordie

The Roxy Theatre, 9009 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, California 90069 

Once considered one of rap’s best-kept secrets, Shordie Shordie now appears on the cusp of big things. With his Baltimore trio Peso Da Mafia, he released projects such as What Matters Most (2017) and Never a Drought (2018). Their 2017 single Money Man became a sensation in their hometown. For details about this show, go HERE.

LA Weekend Events: March 6 – March 8

From a punk legend and a rising county music star to a gospel queen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, there’s a concert, event or conference for you in Los Angeles and the Westside this weekend – whether you’re in the mood to rock out or simply relax with some wine and a paintbrush.

Friday, March 6, 2020

Patti Smith

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Iconic punk, poet and rock pioneer, Patti Smith, has been celebrated as one of music’s most distinctive and influential voices since her debut album, Horses, in 1975. An accomplished author, visual artist, and photographer, she remains a vital voice, echoing the title of her 1988 protest anthem “People Have the Power.” For details on how to see her live, go HERE.

Jordan Davis

El Rey Theater, 5515 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Jordan Davis was hailed as Billboard’s Top New Country Artist of 2018, confirming his status as one of country music’s rising stars. His debut album Home State was streamed more than 800 million times worldwide and featured such hits as Slow Dance in A Parking Lot, Singles You Up and Take It From Me. For tickets and information about his L.A. performance, go HERE.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Paint Mingle Drink

Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA

If you’ve always wanted to paint, but never picked up a brush, Paint Mingle Drink hands you all the materials to express yourself. No prior experience needed – only the desire to try. Each painter receives a canvas, paints and brushes. And all Paint Mingle Drink events offer a cash bar. You can find details and ticket information HERE.

Blake Shelton

The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA

The country music superstar and long-running coach on The Voice brings his Friends and Heroes 2020 tour to The Forum with special guest Lauren Alaina. Expect appearances as well by Trace Adkins, John Anderson and the Bellamy Brothers. For tickets, go HERE.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Yolanda Adams with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Described as the “Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music,” Yolanda Adams joins Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil to celebrate how the church supports young aspiring artists – whether by supporting social justice causes or by simply providing hope. Find details HERE.

UC Women’s Leadership Conference 2020

UCLA Ackerman Union, 308 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA

This conference originated with a group of student leaders at UCLA who sought to create a network of UC students, alumni and community members. Last year, the first annual UC Womxn’s Leadership Conference attracted more than 300 students from across all UC campuses, hosting more than 75 speakers, including Kleo Wade and Amy Ziering. For more information about the event, go HERE.

LA Weekend Events: February 28 – March 1

Whether it’s the final rose being handed out live, Pee-wee Herman going for a ride down memory lane or Oprah sitting across from Jennifer Lopez, there’s no need to escape to Margaritaville just yet – it’s all happening here in Los Angeles and the Westside this weekend.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020

The Bachelor Live on Stage

The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 29 South Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 

Former stars of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette Ben Higgins and Becca Kufrin bring the drama, the revelations, the tears, the scandal (well, probably not) of an entire season and cram it into one rose-filled night. Promising to be the “ultimate fan experience,” the show will take a local bachelor and introduce him to local women from the audience. From there … well, do we really need to explain? For details on how you can attend, go HERE.

Escape to Margaritaville

Dolby Theatre, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

This musical inspired by flip-flop-wearing crooner Jimmy Buffett has earned raves since its debut in 2007. The plot involves a part-time bartender in a tropical paradise who falls for a tourist best-described as having an A-type personality. The songs, naturally, are all from Buffett, based on a book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley. To join the party, go HERE.

saturDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020

WW Presents: Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus

The Forum, 3900 W Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA 90305

As part of her first U.S. tour in five years, the global icon seeks to inspire event-goers with discussions of health, well-being and personal transformation. For this event, she will be chatting with Jennifer Lopez for an intimate one-on-one conversation. For details, go HERE.

The Book of Mormon

Ahmanson Theater, 135 N Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

From the creators of South Park comes what the New York Times hailed as “the best musical of this century.” But you probably knew that already. In fact, it’s hard to imagine a musical that has broken into the pop culture lexicon quite like The Book of Mormon, which won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. Yet the word continues to spread about the production, concerning a pair of mismatched missionaries. For more information, go HERE.

sunDAY, march 1, 2020

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure 35th Anniversary Tour with Paul Reubens

The Wiltern, 3790 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90010

For the 35th anniversary of the cult classic that launched the careers of both Pee-wee himself, Paul Reubens, as well as future Batman and Beetlejuice director Tim Burton, Reubens is taking his prized red bicycle on the road, so to speak. He will be attending this screening at the Wiltern, after which he will take to the stage himself. For tickets, go HERE.

The Chieftains

Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

After five decades and six Grammys, the Irish folk group are embarking on their last tour to the U.S. Long acclaimed for introducing traditional Irish music to international audiences, the Irish government even awarded them the honorary title of “Ireland’s Musical Ambassadors” in the 1980s. Expect much dancing and strumming for their send-off. For more details, go HERE.

Valley Weekend Events: February 21 – February 23

San Fernando Valley 

Celebrate everything and anything Dr. Dre, get a taste of the wine-making life or check out Larry David’s best TV pal on the comedy stage. Whether you’re in the mood for laughter or a new stage production, there’s plenty going on this weekend in the San Fernando Valley.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Dre Day Los Angeles

LOCATION: Echoplex, 1154 Glendale Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

The 7th annual Dre Day Los Angeles happens Friday at Echoplex and The Echo, spinning anything and everything Dr. Dre-related – from classics to club bangers to music produced by Dr. Dre to the original samples that kickstarted it all. This year, west coast DJ and producer Battlecat will once again be going back-to-back with J.ROCC. For ticket details, go HERE.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020

The Open Exhibit Artists’ Reception

LOCATION: San Fernando Valley Arts and Cultural Center, 18312 W Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356

The artwork here runs the gamut from sculpture and painting to photography and mixed media. Drop-in for the artist’s reception from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit itself runs until Feb. 29, Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Everything is open to the public and free. For more details about the exhibit, go HERE.

Wine Blending Class at Urban Press Winery

LOCATION: Urban Press Winery, 316 North San Fernando, Burbank, 91502

Here’s your chance to learn about all the things that go into a bottle – and then make your own blend as you learn about grape varietals. There will be plenty of discussion – and probably at least as much tasting. Learn more HERE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Show Me A Hero

LOCATION: Urban Press Winery, 316 North San Fernando, Burbank, 91502

This romantic drama by Willard Manus and directed by Daniel E. Keough portrays the love story between Italian reporter Oriana Fallaci and Greek freedom fighter Alexander Panagoulis. You can find more information about stage production HERE.

Jeff Garlin

LOCATION: Flappers Comedy Club and Restaurant Burbank, 102 E Magnolia Boulevard, Burbank, CA

Jeff Garlin is the co-star and executive producer of HBO’s series Curb Your Enthusiasm. Or maybe you recognize him from The Goldbergs. Behind the scenes, he has directed Jon Stewart (Unleavened) and Denis Leary (Lock-n-Load) in their respective HBO specials as well as episodes of Curb. Garlin lives in Los Angeles and Chicago with his wife and two sons. According to his bio, his hobbies include napping. (He said it, we didn’t.) For details, go HERE.

Conejo Valley

Ali Wong talks about milk and money, Young the Giant gets intimate for a cause and Malibu goes to the dogs. Expect all this and more as we run down what’s happening this weekend in the Conejo Valley.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Jeanne Robertson

LOCATION: Civic Arts Plaza Theatres, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks, CA

Years after being named Miss Congeniality in the 1963 Miss America competition, the former Miss North Carolina garnered national attention as a humorist and public speaker. In 2009, she even went “viral” when clips of her speaking engagements made the rounds online. Now at the age of 76, Robertson continues to charm audiences. To learn more about her show, go HERE.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020

Ali Wong: The Milk and Money Tour

LOCATION: Fred Kavli Theatre – B of A Performing Arts Center, Thousand Oaks

How to stand out among the abundance of Netflix comedy specials? For Ali Wong, whose special Baby Cobra proved a breakthrough, the answer was simple: she did it when she was seven months pregnant. Wong’s career has been ascendant ever since, including with the Netflix rom-com, Always Be My Maybe, which featured a scene-stealing turn at self-parody from Keanu Reeves. For information about Wong’s stop in Thousand Oaks, go HERE.

Living Room Conversations for Entrepreneurial Women over 40

LOCATION: 29500 Heathercliff Road, Malibu, CA 90265

Billed as an engaging conversation with an ocean view, this event curated to inspire and support entrepreneurial women, especially those over the age of 40, features Laura McHolm, named 2019’s Entrepreneur of the Year by Los Angeles Business Journal. Her company, NorthStar Moving, is the largest moving company in California and one of the fastest-growing in the entire U.S. For more information about the event, go HERE.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Malibu Paws

LOCATION: Malibu Farmer’s Market, Malibu Civic Center, 23555 Civic Center Way, Malibu 90265

In the mood for puppy love? Then drop by the Malibu Farmers Market Malibu Paws Awareness Day, where dogs of all ages (and maybe a few cats) will be looking for belly rubs. Once you’re here, you will have the chance to learn about farm animals, squirrels and even say hi to a few miniature therapy horses. Later, they’ll be raffling off tickets to tour the wolf sanctuary known as the Apex Protection Project. For more information, go HERE.

An Evening with Young the Giant

LOCATION: Casa Escobar Malibu, 22969 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA

Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant perform this intimate, acoustic concert to benefit Life Rolls On, which is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living with disabilities. The group was founded by world champion quadriplegic surfer Jesse Billauer. Young the Giant first broke through with their 2010 debut album, featuring the hits My Body and Cough Syrup. For more information, go HERE.

Santa Clarita Valley

Get up and running for a good cause or simply wake me up before you go-go to a concert. It’s all on tap this weekend in Santa Clarita.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Tommy C and the Black Widow Grease Band

LOCATION: Newhall Family Theatre, 24607 Walnut Street, Santa Clarita, CA

Tommy C and the Black Widow Grease Band bring their Detroit sound to the Newhall Family Theatre with special guest the School of Rock All-Stars. Tickets are $10 with 10% of the proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project. During Tommy C’s career, he served as the musical director for Chubby Checker and played on stage with Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and The Temptations, among others. For tickets, go HERE.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020

Careless Whisper

LOCATION: The Canyon – Agoura Hills, 28912 Roadside Drive, Agoura Hills, CA

Don’t let the sun go down on Robert Bartko, who pays tribute to the late George Michael with pitch-perfect vocals, presence and dance moves. For tickets, go HERE.

Matilda: The Musical

LOCATION: Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 Main Street, Newhall, CA

Based on Roald Dahl’s classic about a girl with psychokinetic powers, this production explores the effect she has on her teacher, Miss Honey, while enduring the school’s child-hating headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. For more details, go HERE

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Mardi Gras Madness 5K/10K

LOCATION: 24201 Valencia Boulevard, Santa Clarita, CA

Put one foot in front of the other to benefit SOAR (Students Off And Running) of Santa Clarita. Family-friendly Mardi Gras Madness is fun for all ages. Plus, there’s no pressure – feel free to pace yourself however you like. Strollers are welcome. For more information, go HERE.

The Bellisima Bride Bridal Show

LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Valencia, 24500 Town Center Drive, Valencia, CA

Sip champagne, mingle with loved ones, meet talented strangers – and it’s not even your wedding day yet. Whether you’re newly engaged or checking out final vendors, Bellisima offers everything you could want when planning for the big day. For details, go HERE

 

LA Weekend Events: February 21 – February 23

Whether you’re in a mood for stand-up from some of the hottest comedians around or hoping to get your game on (or simply hoping to watch someone else get their game on), there is no shortage of events to check out this weekend in Los Angeles and the Westside.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020

Jo Koy

The Forum 3900 W Manchester Boulevard, Inglewood, CA

Comedian Jo Koy, who has cultivated a following thanks to his frequent appearances on The Adam Corolla Show, brings his stand-up act to The Forum. The comic, whose real name is Joseph Glenn Herber, premiered his latest comedy special, Jo Koy: Comin’ in Hot, last June on Netflix. For ticket information and details, go HERE

Blue13 Dance Company

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 9390 N Santa Monica Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Acclaimed for energetic performances that mix hip-hop, ballet, modern and traditional Indian dance, Blue13 Dance Company showcases its theatrical contemporary style in the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts’ Bram Goldsmith Theater. The program includes the world premiere of Terpsichore In Ghungroos. For tickets, go HERE

Saturday, February 22,

DreamHack Anaheim 2020 

Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W Katella Ave, Anaheim, CA

DreamHack hosts the Madden 20 tournament, open to any competitor over the age of 16 with prizes totaling $25,000. The 24 hour-a-day festival weekend promises to be crammed with pro e-sports tournaments, cosplay contests, live music, film screenings, panel discussions, workshops and keynote speakers. For more details, go HERE

Hannah Gadsby

The Theatre at Ace Hotel, 933 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, 90015

The Australian comedian, writer and actress had been touring for more than a decade when her 2018 Netflix special, Nanette, introduced her to new international audiences. Now she’s bringing her new show, Douglas, to Los Angeles. Note that this is a phone-free experience. For more details about the performance, go HERE

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Museum of Selfies

6757 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

No, it’s not only about you. Museum of Selfies is a fresh, immersive, interactive exhibit in Los Angeles, promising to bend your mind – and your definition of what a selfie can be. That might mean plunging into a gold bath, getting turned upside-down (literally) or relaxing in an emoji pool. For more details about the museum, go HERE

Curator Walk-through of Paul McCarthy: Head Space, Drawings 1963–2019 

Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Chief curator Connie Butler and curator Aram Moshayedi lead a walk-through of this exhibition of drawings and works on paper by Los Angeles-based artist Paul McCarthy. Currently showing until May, the exhibit highlights 600 works on paper selected from McCarthy’s archive. Mediums and materials range from charcoal and graphite to ketchup and peanut butter. For more information, go HERE.

Valley Weekend Events: February 7th – 9th

Wishing you were here or just comfortably numb? How about some cosplay and a graphic novel? That’s some of what is happening this weekend in the Conejo Valley, whether you’re up for a pop culture blow-out or just settling in with a good book.

Conejo Valley

FRIDAY, february 7th, 2020

The Pink Floyd Concert Experience

LOCATION: Civic Arts Plaza Theatres, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks

Travel to the dark side of the moon as Pink Floyd Sound celebrates the iconic group live in concert. Audience members can expect the band’s entire discography to be touched upon, including such classics as Money, Wish You Were Here and The Wall. For more information about this event taking place at the Fred Kavli Theatre, go HERE.

saturDAY, february 8th, 2020

Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library Open House

LOCATION: Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library, 1401 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks

The non-profit Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library marks National Library Lovers’ Month with a free open house at the Thousand Oaks Grant R. Brimhall Library. The group works to provide library users with support services and programs. Expect activities for children, a story hour with service dogs and guest speakers at the open house. For more information, go HERE.

McCrea Ranch Matinee and Tour

LOCATION: McCrea Ranch, 4500 N. Moorpark Rd., Thousand Oaks

Come for the matinee, stay for the tour. The Conejo Community Center/Outdoor Unit is screening the 1935 romance Becky Sharp at the McCrea Ranch Visitors Center. Following the movie, attendees will be guided through the Bunk House, Milk House, and Shop Area, all of which are on the National Registry of Historic Places. For more information, go HERE.

sunDAY, february 9th, 2020

Simi Valley Toy and Comic Fest 2020

LOCATION: Grand Vista Hotel: 999 Enchanted Way, Simi Valley

The Simi Valley Toy and Comic Fest has arrived. Or as they say in Klingon, “Maj!” In addition to a vendor and exhibitor hall, this pop culture celebration will feature an Artist Alley, gaming room, cosplay contest and guests including The Simpsons artist Phil Ortiz and the voice of Winnie the Pooh, Jim Cummings. Find out more HERE.

Black History Month Movie Matinees

LOCATION: Hill Road Library, 1070 S. Hill Rd., Ventura

Every Sunday in February, Hill Road Library presents Black History Month Matinees. The four films highlight different eras and aspects of black history in America. The event is open to the public. For more information, go HERE.

San Fernando Valley

Whether you want to sharpen your business acumen, have a laugh at a comedy club or sit down with the whole family to enjoy some children’s musical entertainment, there is plenty going on this weekend in the San Fernando Valley.

Friday, february 7th, 2020

The 5th Annual City Summit

LOCATION: Burbank Convention Center, 2500 N. Hollywood Way

Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec and Johnny Depp are among the expected guests at this three-day-long event, devoted to networking, investing and entrepreneurism. Depp will be on hand Sunday, following the Oscars, for a red-carpet charity fundraiser. Past speakers and guests have included Quincy Jones, Charlize Theron, Richard Branson and Matthew McConaughey. For details, go HERE.

Saturday, february 8th, 2020

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: The Broadway Musical

LOCATION: Cupcake Theater, 671 N. Berendo St., Los Angeles

It’s a tale as old as time. The Cupcake Theater adapts the stage production of Disney’s animated (and later, live-action) Beauty and the Beast. Music by Oscar winner Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. To learn more go HERE.

Craig Robinson

LOCATION: Flappers Comedy Club – Main Room, 102 East Magnolia, Burbank

Long before he got into a time-travelling hot tub, Craig Robinson was a stand-up comic – an arena he never really left, even as his career in front of the camera took off. Now Robinson, who is probably best-recognized as Darryl in The Office and from such films as Knocked Up, This is the End and the aforementioned Hot Tub Time Machine, brings his comedic chops act to the Flappers stage. For tickets and details, go HERE.

sunday, february 9th, 2020

Circus Vargas – Mr. V’s Big Top Dream

LOCATION: Circus Vargas Burbank, 777 N. Front St

The gravity-defying feats and acrobatics featured in Mr. V’s Big Top Dream are sure to dazzle young and old alike. But before the show, kids will also get the chance to be taught a few tricks of the circus trade. For more information go HERE.

A Faery Hunt Valentine Fairy Tea Party

LOCATION: Tarzana Community & Cultural Center, 19130 Ventura Blvd

A live interactive children’s show named “Best Children’s Theater in Los Angeles” by Nickelodeon, Faery Hunt is hosting a Fairy Tea Party. Expect English sandwiches, shortbread cookies and “fairy tea.” And while you are at it, why not unleash your inner prince or princess and dress appropriately for the event? Find out all the details HERE.

Santa Clarita Valley

Llama Llama comes to the stage – but did he bring Mama? One of country music’s rising new stars drops in for a show at The Canyon. And if you’ve ever considered hopping on a Harley, this weekend may present the perfect excuse to do just that. Check out these as well as what else is on tap in Santa Clarita this weekend.

friday, february 7th, 2020

Comedy Mashup

LOCATION: The MAIN, 24266 Main St.

Amir K, whose credits include Comedy Central’s Adam Devine’s House Party and MADtv, headlines this show by Comedy Mashup. The troupe is comprised of local comics and improv artists who put on a monthly show that combines stand-up and improv. For more details, go HERE.

Saturday, february 8th, 2020

The First Annual Demo Days at HDSC

LOCATION: Harley-Davidson of Santa Clarita, 21130 Center Pointe Pkwy.

Get ready to ride. Harley-Davidson of Santa Clarita is showing off its 2020 line-up by inviting enthusiasts and the Harley-curious alike to try out their latest motorcycles – from the Lowrider S to the 2020 Fat Bob. Kids will also have the chance to demo a STACYC Electric Bicycle. Riding times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more details, go HERE.

The Pat Benatar Experience

LOCATION: The Canyon – Santa Clarita, Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Suite 1351

Hit them with your best shot. The Pat Benatar Experience promises (in the dark) a concert performance sure to get fans all fired up. As the members of the Experience underscore, they are veteran musicians in their own right, having performed with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Stevie Nicks, Aerosmith and Whitesnake. For details, go HERE.

Sunday, february 9th, 2020

Llama Llama Live!

LOCATION: Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd

If you have kids, you probably need no introduction to Llama Llama, which is now in its second season on Netflix. Like the series, this musical based on the bestselling books by Anna Dewdney, centers on Baby Llama and Mama Llama (voiced in the streaming series by Jennifer Garner). When Baby is ready to fall asleep, will he get his bedtime story and a kiss goodnight from Mama? For tickets and details, go HERE.

Jerrod Niemann

LOCATION: The Canyon – Santa Clarita, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Suite 1351

Having toured with the likes of Keith Urban and Brad Paisley, Jerrod Niemann is one of country music’s rising stars. His hits include Lover, Lover, Drink To That All Night and Only God Could Love You More. For ticket information, go HERE.

 

Los Angeles Weekend Events: Feb 7th – 9th

Ready to get in the mood for Oscar weekend? Head to the historic Roosevelt hotel to watch the ceremony live or take a tour around Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s vision of Hollywood. Or if the Academy Awards don’t appeal to you, consider taking in a play in Santa Monica or a cutting-edge art show in downtown L.A. Here’s our rundown of what’s happening this weekend in Los Angeles and the Westside.

FRIDAY, february 7th, 2020

Los Angeles Art Show

LOCATION: Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles

With Los Angeles on the rise as a global player in the art world, the L.A. Art Show promises a senses-bending, multi-cultural experience with more than 120 galleries from around the world. Cutting-edge exhibitions range from painting, sculpture and photography to fashion, design and video, displayed across more than 200,000 square feet of space. All the works presented here by galleries are available to be purchased. For more information on the show, go HERE.

Saturday, february 8th, 2020

The Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Tour

LOCATION: Pacific Cinerama Sunset, 6360 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

With Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood expected to stroll away with at least some Oscar gold at Sunday’s ceremony, now is your chance to follow in the footsteps of Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. This two-hour walking tour will guide you through the Hollywood of the film’s 1960s setting, highlighting such locations as Musso and Frank and the Vogue Theater. For details, go HERE.

DocuDay LA

LOCATION: Writers Guild Theater, 135 S. Doheny Dr., Beverly Hills

Ahead of Sunday’s 92nd annual Academy Awards, DocuDay LA celebrates the feature and short documentaries nominated for the Oscars. Screenings run all day long, with each followed by a chance for audience members to engage with the filmmakers. For more information, go HERE.

Sunday, february 9th, 2020

Oscar Viewing Party at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel

LOCATION:  Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles

What better place to watch the Academy Awards than the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, where the first Oscars took place in 1929? The viewing party, which includes an open bar and four-course menu, is followed immediately by the after-party at Teddy’s featuring DJ Rick Trainor. And be sure to check out Tim Davis with the Jazz Symposium 19-piece Orchestra in the Roosevelt’s lobby. Find the details HERE.

Love in Bloom

LOCATION: Santa Monica Playhouse, 1211 4 St., Santa Monica

Santa Monica Playhouse presents this critically-acclaimed tribute to Shakespeare. With the cast of eight performers tackling more than 30 characters, Love in Bloom promises “fops and fairies, mistaken identity, romance, humor, and mind-boggling feats of verbal and physical legerdemain.” Find all the details HERE.

Weekend Events: January 31st – February 2nd

In the mood for classic rock? A timeless crooner? Or puppies tossing a pigskin around? We have the bowls, the balls and the bashes you can check out, whether you’re in Los Angeles and the Westside or throughout the San Fernando, Conejo, and Santa Clarita Valleys.

Los Angeles and the Westside 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2020

Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers

LOCATION: STAPLES Center

As Los Angeles and the world continues to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the Lakers are set to take the court at Staples Center to host the Portland Trail Blazers. Expect an all-star tribute celebrating the NBA legend. For more information go HERE.

Slander

LOCATION: Shrine Expo Hall, 665 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles

Veteran DJs and dance music producers Derek Andersen and Scott Land a.k.a. Slander bring their unique sound, which inspired its own subgenre called “Heaven Trap,” to the Shrine Expo Hall. For ticket information go HERE.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1st, 2020

Chinese New Year Festival

LOCATION: The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino

Two days of festivities kick off Saturday and run through Sunday, marking the arrival of the Year of the Rat. Look for lion dancers, martial artists, and mask-changers among the events and activities set to celebrate Chinese music and culture. Most of the family-friendly fun will take place in and around the Huntington’s Chinese Garden. Details are HERE.

The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival: Mike Epps, Sommore, Gary Owen, Lavell Crawford, Tommy Davidson

LOCATION: Microsoft Theater, 777 Chick Hearn Court, Los Angeles

Comedian Mike Epps brings The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival to LALive, leading an A-list line-up that includes Tommy Davidson and Sommore. Epps can currently be seen on Netflix’s Dolemite Is My Name starring opposite Eddie Murphy. The streamer released his last stand-up special, Mike Epps: Only One Mike last year. For tickets, go HERE.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 2020

Tony Bennett

LOCATION: Terrace Theater – Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach

Will 93-year-old Tony Bennett ever retire? Considering the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist, who teamed with Lady Gaga in 2014 to produce the album Cheek to Cheek, has sold more than 10 million records over the past decade, why would he? Find tickets HERE.

Puppy Bowl

LOCATION: Common Space Brewery, 3411 W El Segundo Blvd, Hawthorne

Ahead of Sunday’s match-up between the 49ers and the Chiefs, sign up your pup for the first annual Common Space Puppy Bowl. Two seven-dog teams will go head to head for this 30-minute long game. Kick-off is 12:15 p.m. The victorious team claims beer for their owners. To sign up your pup, go HERE.

Conejo Valley

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2020

You Can’t Take It With You

LOCATION: Conejo Players Theatre, 351 South Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks

This weekend marks the last chance to check out this production of the classic farce about the seemingly oddball Sycamore family and the much saner, and much more miserable, Kirby clan. The play won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For more information, go HERE.

Saturday, february 1st, 2020

Conejo Valley Cars and Coffee

LOCATION: Old New York Deli & Bakery, 6209 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Woodland Hills

For the past five years, this informal gathering has been bringing together car buffs for hot coffee and hotter wheels. Admission is free. Things get started at 7 a.m. on the first and third Saturday of every month. It’s a can’t-miss for any classic car lover. Learn more HERE.

Malibu Hindu Temple Tour (Cultural and Foodie Tour)

LOCATION: Malibu Hindu Temple, 1600 Las Virgenes Canyon Road, Calabasas

Will taking this tour of the magnificent Malibu Hindu Temple bring about inner peace? It’s not out of the question since, in addition to an exploration of the complex’s cultural and historical importance, it includes 10 minutes of meditation. For more information, go HERE.

sunday, february 2nd, 2020

First Sunday Electric Bike Ride

LOCATION: Pedego 101 Electric Bikes, 31332 Via Colinas Ste 107, Westlake Village

For Pedego owners or simply the e-bike curious, this monthly group ride takes participants for a scenic spin around Thousand Oaks, Hidden Valley, Agoura Hills, Malibou Lake, Oak Park and Westlake Village. Rental rates are $25 if you don’t have an electric bike of your own. If this is your first time, make sure to be at the shop by 2:30 p.m. For more information go HERE.

127, D&B Thousand Oaks – Big Game Watch Party 2020

LOCATION: Dave & Buster’s, 145 W Hillcrest Dr., 130 Thousand Oaks

If the screen in your home doesn’t feel like it will measure up to the Super Bowl, you might want to consider heading to Dave & Buster’s Thousand Oaks for Sunday’s game. A $46 VIP ticket puts you in a prime viewing spot, along with all-you-can-eat wings, among other extras. Learn more HERE.

San Fernando Valley

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2020

The Hollywood Show

LOCATION: Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, 2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank

Drop in and have your photo taken with your favorite celebrity. Stars attending the first day of this two-day get-together between the famous and their followers include cast members from The Sopranos, Battlestar Galactica, Leave it to Beaver and Back to the Future, as well as X-Men actress Kelly Hu and Hollywood veteran Lorenzo Lamas. Learn more HERE.

Saturday, february 1st, 2020

Wine Blending Class

LOCATION: Urban Press Winery, 316 North San Fernando, Burbank

Stop pouring and start blending. This class offers any wine drinker the chance to become a wine maker. After students learn a little about the grape – including a tasting of individual blends – they will have the chance to put a cork in one to call their own. Learn more HERE.

Rob Scheider

LOCATION: Flappers Comedy Club, Burbank, 102 E Magnolia Blvd, Burbank

Saturday Night Live veteran, Emmy-winning comedy writer and Adam Sandler movie stalwart Rob Schneider (Grown Ups, You Don’t Mess with the Zohan) brings his stand-up act to the stage. The show gets under way at 9:30 p.m. For tickets, go HERE.

sunday, february 2nd, 2020

“Drink, Paint, Create”: Wine and Art Night

LOCATION: Jalapeno Pete’s, 11618 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City

The name says it all. Order a drink and pick up a brush. Two hours later, you’ll have a finished painting. They supply the wine, the art supplies and the instructions. Learn more HERE.

Sunday Runs

LOCATION: Wildflower Playfields, 635 W. Avenida de los Arboles, Thousand Oaks

Fast or slow, the Thousand Oaks Racers welcome you to lace up. The only criteria? You’d like to have some friends to run with. And if you’ve never run before, or were injured, they will ensure you accelerate at your own safe speed. Expect the event, which kicks off at 7:30 a.m., to draw about two-dozen pairs of feet. Learn more HERE.

Santa Clarita Valley

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st, 2020

Jefferson Starship

LOCATION: The Canyon Santa Clarita, 24201 West Valencia Blvd., #1351, Santa Clarita

You may have heard they built this city on rock and roll. Through the 1970s and ‘80s, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jefferson Starship, which began as Jefferson Airplane in the 1960s, enjoyed a string of gold albums, hit songs and global fame. Get tickets HERE.

saturday, february 1st, 2020

The Tree’s Dream

LOCATION: The MAIN, 24266 Main St., Santa Clarita

Presented by The Elephantoms Puppet Theater, The Tree’s Dream is a show unlike anything you’ve seen before. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. For more information, go HERE.

Led Zepagain

LOCATION: The Canyon – Santa Clarita, Westfield Valencia Town Center, 24201 West Valencia Blvd., Suite 1351, Santa Clarita

If you never saw the real thing and Greta Van Fleet doesn’t measure up for you, tribute band Led Zepagain may be your stairway to classic rock heaven. Vocalist Swan Montgomery is Robert Plant, guitarist Anthony David Thymiakos is Jimmy Page, bassist/keyboardist Jim Wootten is John Paul Jones and drummer Derek Smith is John Bonham. Get tickets HERE.

sunday, february 2nd, 2020

Super Bowl Sunday Cook Off

LOCATION: Agua Dulce Winery 9640 Sierra Hwy, Santa Clarita

Bring your “go-to” appetizer to this annual Tailgating Appetizer Cook-Off. Hot dogs will be served aplenty. The event runs from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, go HERE.

Trapt

LOCATION: The Canyon Santa Clarita, 24201 West Valencia Blvd., #1351, Santa Clarita

Hard rockers Trapt, who broke through with their 2003 hit Headstrong, perform live. For tickets and more information, go HERE.

Out and About: Solvang Edition

Longing for a stroll through the old world, but can’t get away to Europe? Then this may be the coastal day trip for you. About 30 miles southeast of Santa Barbara is the historic Danish village of Solvang, located in California’s Santa Ynez Valley and renowned for its classical architecture, wineries, charming boutiques and, naturally, authentic pastries. So. Many. Pastries.

Morning

AEBLESKIVER CAFE

Once you’ve arrived, be sure to start exploring Solvang by indulging in a Danish Aebleskiver. What’s an Aebleskiver? Imagine a European pancake but with a fluffy interior. Oh, and while the translation might indicate apples are involved, usually they are not. Of course, the Aebleskiver Café also offers sausage and other international foods, but you really came for the Aebleskiver.

SOLVANG TROLLY & CARRIAGE COMPANY

Why walk when you can be carried along by a horse-drawn carriage? In 1973, H.H.H. Rasmussen made the Honen (The Hen in Danish), available to Solvang visitors. And ever since the Solvang Trolley, powered by two draft horses, has been offering narrated tours of the area.

OLD MISSION SANTA INES

Solvang isn’t merely rich with history out on the streets. Whether it’s the Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum, the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art or the Amber Museum and Hall of the Danes, there is plenty to appreciate indoors. Likewise, the area’s vintage churches include the Old Mission Santa Ines and Bethania Lutheran. Old Mission Santa Ines was the 19th of the 21 missions built in California from 1769 to 1836 by Spanish Franciscan priests. Founded on Sept. 17, 1804, it marked the first European settlement in the Santa Ynez Valley.

HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSON MUSEUM

A stroll of the picturesque village will take you past windmills and a clock tower, but also a statue of the Little Mermaid. Her creator’s influence extends to the Hans Christian Andersen Museum, run by the non-profit Ugly Duckling Foundation with the aim of spotlighting his work.

Afternoon

BIKE TOURS

If you’re feeling ambitious, there is the 32-mile Sideways Movie Bike Tour, which takes you to locations used in the film. But for the less dauntless, there is the easy five-to-10 minute Scenic Family Bicycle Ride, which includes plenty of sightseeing.

BOUTIQUE SHOPPING

For lovers of boutique shopping, Solvang offers the chance to browse more than 150 unique shops for high-end imports, trends and out-of-the-way discoveries. A Piece of the Past boasts 28 different dealers, offering vintage collectibles and antiques.

WINE SAMPLING

What would a day tour be without wine sampling? Given the proximity to the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley and Santa Rita Hills, it’s to be expected that you can find more than 20 tasting rooms in downtown Solvang. But did you know several, such as the Lucas & Lewellen Wine Tasting Room, are dog-friendly?

Evening

Once you’re finished exploring for the day, kick back to dine. Local eateries range from the Fresno Valley Café, which offers a dog menu in addition to its fresh California cuisine with excellent craft beer, to The Hummingbird’s Island Caribbean cuisine.

PACIFIC CONSERVATORY THEATRE

If you’re in the mood for live entertainment, always be sure to see what’s happening at the 700-seat Solvang Festival Theater, where plays and concerts are staged.

Weekend Events: January 17 – 19

Looking for something to do this weekend? We’ve got you covered. We pick out the best things to do in Los Angeles, the Westside, and throughout the San Fernando, Conejo, Santa Clarita, and San Gabriel Valleys. Check out our weekend events list that includes concerts, culture, cuisine, and more!

Los Angeles 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17TH, 2020

Frozen (Touring)

LOCATION: Hollywood Pantages Theatre

Elsa, Olaf, and the rest of the characters living in the wintry kingdom hit the stage with more songs and thus more magic. The fanciful stage sets, hardy heroines, and inspiring musical selections will be sure to captivate you and your little ones. A confirmed hit on Broadway, the show will run in Los Angeles through February 2.  Get Tickets: HERE.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 2020

Chinese New Year in Beverly Hills

LOCATION: Saban Theatre

This Chinese New Year Event is divided into three parts: a variety show, a “Jing-Jin-Ji” photography exhibit, and a cultural heritage crafts display and demonstration. The show features groups from Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei including Chinese acrobats, martial arts, folk dance, and Peking opera. Get Tickets: HERE

Paolo Ventura’s First Solo Exhibit in Los Angeles

LOCATION: Gallerie XII Los Angeles

“An Invented World” spans six series and the most comprehensive overview of the celebrated Italian artist’s opus on the West Coast to date, including the debut of new works. This celebratory exhibit runs from January 18 to March 14 with a public opening reception with the artist on January 18, 4PM – 7PM. Tickets: FREE!

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19TH, 2020

Holiday Ice Rink Pershing Square

LOCATION: Pershing Square Park

This is the last weekend to pretend there’s snow on the ground in Downtown L.A. Go for the skate session, stay for the good eats nearby. One hour session for $9 and skate rental for $5 makes an affordable date. Get Tickets: HERE

Pasadena Comic Con

LOCATION: 300 East Green Street, Pasadena

The Pasadena Comic Con and Toy Show is a one-day superhero culture event highlighting comic book and toy vendors, artists, creators, and celebrity guests and panels. Featured artists include Rikki Simons (Invader Zim), Phil Ortiz (The Simpsons), Jim Cummings (Winnie the Pooh). Get Tickets: HERE

Westside 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17TH, 2020

Special Dinner Cruise – dineLA Restaurant Week

LOCATION: 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey

Enjoy the only dineLA experience happening on a yacht! This specially priced cruise includes a four-course seated dinner, boarding glass of champagne, DJ entertainment and dancing, and cruise enhancements. To book, call 1-800-668-4322 and learn more HERE.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 2020

Santa Monica Symphony MLK Concert

LOCATION: SGI Auditorium, 525 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica

The Santa Monica Symphony celebrates the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Featuring music from African American composers, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and William Grant Still, the program will include a traditional audience sing-along of “We Shall Overcome”. No tickets necessary, opening seating.

Marion Davies Guest House & Docent Tours

Explore the rich history of the Beach House with Santa Monica Conservatory docents. No charge to visit and no reservation required. Stop by any time 11am- 2pm when docents are available. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and accommodate up to 15 people.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19TH, 2020

Southern California Slack Key Festival

LOCATION: Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center

Since 2008, the Southern California Slack Key Festival has been the largest Hawaiian music concert in the mainland US. Hawaiian ki ho’alu is one of the great acoustic guitar traditions of the world. If you’re looking to vibe to some music and explore the island marketplace, this is where you want to be. Get Tickets: HERE

Sonoma Wine Garden – dineLA Restaurant Week

LOCATION: 395 Santa Monica Place Suite 300, Santa Monica

Enjoy fall menu favorites for lunch or dinner in a two-three course meal – vegan options available. For an advanced view of the menu: reservations@sonomawinegarden.com

Valley 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17TH, 2020

American Theatre Guild Presents Finding Neverland

LOCATION: Fred Kavli Theatre, Thousand Oaks

Think happy thoughts while leaning into this timeless story brought to life. From the imagination of Tony-award winning director Diane Paulus, you’re brought enthralling visuals, irresistible songs, and laugh out loud comedy. Get Tickets: HERE

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH, 2020

Barbie Truck Totally Throwback Tour

LOCATION: 24201 West Valencia Blvd, Valencia, CA

Barbie is on the road, celebrating her 60-year iconic heritage. Check out limited edition retro-inspired Barbie merch and customized air-brushing only available at the truck. Registration not required.

Coffee With a Scientist

LOCATION: 26876 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas, CA 91302

The King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center is proud to host “Coffee With…” featuring local scientists, professors, and experts. Spend an hour casually discussing social and environmental issues while tasting locally roasted coffee. Register: HERE

Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Turn Around in Burbank

LOCATION: TAG Studio Theatre

Spend the evening with the winner of the 2019 TAG Solo Festival, written and directed by Sarah Frutig. “A woman’s circular ceremonial journey of the heart […] with her father’s spirit bearing silent witness” – Get Tickets: HERE.

Annie

LOCATION: SANTA CLARITA Performing Arts Center

Set in the 1930s, starring a plucky little orphan, and featuring your favorite Annie songs: “Hard Knock Life” and “Tomorrow”. This production is sure to lighten your mood and weekend. Get Tickets: HERE